Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense
Congratulations to our friends at Lockheed Martin for their recent contract wins with the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Army.
The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin an estimated $347 million contract as part of a multi-year hypersonic weapons development in support of the Army’s focus in long-range precision strike missiles. Lockheed is the prime contractor for the Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) systems integration project. The team which includes Dynetics Technical Solutions (DTS), Integration Innovation Inc. (i3), Verity Integrated Systems, Martinez & Turek, and Penta Research will develop and integrate a land-based hypersonic strike prototype in partnership with the Army Hypersonic Project Office, part of the Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office.
Read Lockheed Martin’s full press release.
Lockheed was also awarded a potential six-year, $327 million contract by the Missile Defense Agency to design and build a new version of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system. Lockheed is tasked to design, develop, integrate, test and certify the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 6.0 capability. As part of the contract, $15 million is obligated in FY19 for research, development, test and evaluation at the time of the award. Work will be carried out in Moorestown, NJ through 2025.
Read the Department of Defense announcement here.